Anti-glycolipid GM2-positive Guillain–Barre syndrome due to hepatitis E infection
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Hepatitis E infection is most prevalent in developing countries with poor sanitation, but can also occur apparently sporadically in more developed areas.
We here report a second European case of Guillain–Barre syndrome due to hepatitis E infection in association with anti-glycolipid GM2 antibody.
This is likely to be a specific association involving molecular mimicry, and further European cases can therefore be expected.
KeywordsGuillain–Barre syndrome Anti-glycoprotein antibodies Hepatitis E
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